Cheapalicious beauty: Trying to take control of my edges

In this hot and humid Florida weather, trying to keep the hair tamed and frizz free is sometimes a difficult task. While reading one of my favorite blogs, Stained Couture, I stumbled upon a post that Samida did on different hair products that she uses to keep her edges smooth during this time of the year.  One particular product that stood out was Organic Root Stimulator Olive Oil Edge Control. Me being a fan of some of ORS's products, I decided to give this one a try.  I've searched high and low at my local beauty supply stores and drugstores and noone carried it. I settled on buying it off Ebay.

I love that this gel/pomade is alcohol free, and doesn't have a greasy feel to it.  It also has a very pleasant smell.  What I didn't like about it is that I felt that it didn't really serve its purpose.  It slicked my edges down  for all of one minute, and then they curled back up again- and this was before I stepped outside into the humid weather. Maybe it doesn't work too well on my post relaxer edges (I'm 3 months post).  I even used the scarf method to make my edges stay down with the Edge Control, and it still didn't work.  When I get a fresh relaxer, I'll use this and see what it does then, but right now, I'll just stick to slicking my edges down with my beloved IC Fantasia styling gel.

Have you tried ORS Olive Oil Edge Control?


lipton|TEE said...

I've never heard of this product before, but I do use ORS products and I love them. I use their relaxers, their moisturizer, their hair mayonnaise and their oil sheen lol. It's my entire hair regimen. Maybe the hold on the gel isn't strong and so it won't work unless you have a small amount of "fly aways." I agree to wait until you have a relaxer and then try it.

Tira said...

I'm sorry it didn't work for you. I was thinking about buying it, but I haven't been able to find it either. I like the IC Fantasia styling gel, but the Designer Touch Moisture Lock Finishing gel is worth a try. Also the Black n Sassy Style Smoother.

Niki Cheapskate said...

^^^i have the designer touch as well, but i rarely use it because i find it to be a tad bit too greasy. reminds me of let's jam.